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The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Mar 25, 12

bookshelves: pre-20th-century
Read from March 18 to 25, 2012

It's always interesting to me to read classic stories that have become major parts of our culture, because they usually vary significantly from the way we re=present them. For instance, I didn't actually know that Jeckyll/Hyde isn't the main character of the book, rather a lawyer named Utterson is the protagonist. And Hyde is not some huge mutant Hulk like figure, the way he is portrayed in films like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, rather he's small and disconcerting. Hyde is scary not so much for anything he actually does, but because of what he IS: the pure evil distilled out of Henry Jeckyll's personality.
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